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Home Alone 3 (1997)

Alex Pruitt, a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fends off thieves who seek a top-secret chip in his toy car to support a North Korean terrorist organization's next deed.

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Four high-tech industrial spies, Beaupre, Alice, Jernigan and Unger, steal a top-secret microchip, and, to fool customs, hide it in a remote-control toy car. Through a baggage mix-up at the airport, grumpy old Mrs.Hess gets the toy and gives it to her neighbor, 8-year-old Alex. Spies want to get the toy back before their clients get angry and decide to burglarize every house at Alex's street to find the chip. But Alex is prepared for their visit... Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for slapstick violence, language and mild sensuality | See all certifications »

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12 December 1997 (USA)  »

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$32,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,085,482 (USA) (12 December 1997)

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$30,672,357 (USA) (27 March 1998)
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The first major role for Scarlett Johansson. See more »

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In the shot before Earl Unger gets to the front door the clips on the sign around the yarn are folded down, later when he tries to cut the yarn the clips are folded up. See more »

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[while Beaupre, Unger, Jernigan and Alice are sitting at the dinner table, they discuss their plans to steal Alex's toy car]
Earl Unger: Tomorrow, whack every kid in the neighborhood. Burn them all!
[the four "spies" all stare at him]
Earl Unger: Then look for that stupid toy car.
Peter Beaupre: My thoughts keep turning to number 3026. It's within the operating radius of the toy car. It's in sight of all the houses I've been in.
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In the on screen post credits, the word "Parrot" is misspelled when crediting Darren T. Knaus as "Voice of Parrott". See more »

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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Dean Martin
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Tricks & boobie traps more advanced/high tech than 1+2!
8 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is NOT part 3 of "Kevin's Adventures", but rather a brand new "home Alone" situation. The setting is still suburban Chicago during the Christmas season, the family is still "upper middle class", and even the theme music is very similar to the predecessors. This time, however, the "kid" is NOT abandoned by his entire family who took off for their Christmas Vacation. This time our pint sized hero is left unattended only for hours at a time, while he is at home and sick with the measles. A gang of foreign spys is after a top secret multi-million dollar computer chip stolen from the US Air Force. Of course, they hide it in a battery-operated toy that ends up with "the kid".

Although the "boobie trap" routine could be viewed as just another rip-off from the first two films, the "gags" seem a bit more sophisticated and less forced in "3". The mere fact that our hero is not dealing with "wet bandit idiots" this time around makes the whole show less of a "kiddie circus". The third running is also leaving out the mushy side plots which would've gotten tiresome by now. All in all this is a fun show for the whole family. I showed this film to my 4th grade class and they gave it 20 thumbs up. Not for the "grown-up" comedy critic, but definitely a winner with kids.


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